Allen's Advisors May Finally Be Earning Their Pay
|Allen's new strategy?|
Keep your fool mouth shut! (Oh, crap!)
"With less than a month before Election Day, Allen (R-Va.) has become virtually impossible to interview directly, giving his campaign handlers much more control over the message they send to voters. What voters see this month will be -- they hope -- only what they want voters to see."I guess the new slogan for the Allen campaign should be "George Allen: What you don't see is what you get."
How sad is this?
"Allen was quickly led away by aides, through the gathering crowd of reporters, into the adjoining makeup room at the TV studio and out of reach. News cameras and print reporters raced after him, to no avail.And this?
"The campaign has begun using a conference-calling system to conduct telephone-based news conferences, which are common in the last month of many campaigns.The article puts a nice bow on what is wrong with this strategy:
"But the real victim could be voters, who will have to make up their minds about whom to vote for on Nov. 7 based almost exclusively on prepackaged, scripted comments from Allen.Yes it is.
Our elected representatives are accountable to us, the voters. If all the voters get is a focus-group tested message and attack ads from their candidates, the system breaks down. It turns into a reality show where everything looks like its actually happening but where the outcome is already pre-determined.
That is a shame.
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